Guide to Driving In Bosnia and Herzegovina - Drive Safe in Bosnia and Herzegovina

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is BAM
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.99 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pocket guide to driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Profile:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo
BAM
Driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
120
Speed limit in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Holiday:
Rush hour in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Bosnia and Herzegovina
FUEL:
0.99
0.96
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Bosnia and Herzegovina
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Bosnia and Herzegovina
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Bosnia and Herzegovina
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Bosnia and Herzegovina
PHONES:
NO
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Bosnia and Herzegovina
We're often asked if it's safe to drive in Bosnia and Herzegovina and we're pleased to say that it most certainly is, however there are some rules and regulations, not to mention local customaries that you should be aware of. Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, although it does have a 10km stretch of coastline to the Adriatic Sea that it appears to have borrowed from Croatia. That said, the majority of the roads are land locked and outside of its capital city of Sarajevo, those roads are generally of poor quality, although relatively quiet as a consequence. Much like driving in any other country is this part of the world, a little research goes a long way, although you should have nothing to fear and renting a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a great way to broaden your horizons beyond its capital city.

roads in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking in Bosnia and Herzegovina is generally governed by signage / parking zones. Where no signs are visible, parking on the road is permitted in accordance with the Convention of Road Traffic (Vienna 1968).

Outside of the major cities, you'll find few, if any parking restrictions, however you should still park your car responsibly. You should also ensure that any valuables are not left visible, or where possible in the car at all as car crime is not uncommon in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Disbaled Parking;
Limited disabled parking provisions can be found within the major cities, however in rural areas you will not find any such provisions.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

112 is the GENERAL emergency number to be used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, however you can contact the relevant authorities directly at the following numbers;
 
  • 122 - Police
  • 123 - Fire
  • 124 – Ambulance
  • 112 – General Emergency Services

What to do in an emergency

Call 112 in an emergency and the operator will direct your call to the relevant authority.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Bosnian, Serbian & Croatian are all spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are recognised as the official languages. Here are some phrases you might find useful;
 
Phrase
Bosnian
my car has broken down
moj auto se pokvario
I am lost
izgubljen sam
where is the nearest petrol station
gdje je najbliža benzinska stanica
can you help me please
Možete li mi pomoći
 
Phrase
Croatian
my car has broken down
moj se auto pokvario
I am lost
izgubljen sam
where is the nearest petrol station
gdje je najbliža benzinska postaja
can you help me please
možete li mi molim Vas pomoći
 
Phrase
Serbian
my car has broken down
мој ауто се покварио
I am lost
Изгубљен сам
where is the nearest petrol station
gde je najbliža benzinska pumpa
can you help me please
molim vas, da li možete da mi pomognete

Bosnia and Herzegovina Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan, 2018 0.96 0.99
Dec, 2017 0.87 0.93
Nov, 2017 0.85 0.93
Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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